Dr. Kwiat and his staff strive to provide the absolute best medical care in the Capital District in a friendly, timely and caring manner, with integrity and excellence. Patient comfort is of utmost importance to this team of dedicated professionals.

Along with his specially trained and certified ophthalmic assistants, Dr. Kwiat performs eye surgery (including cataracts, advanced lenses, and plastic surgery for eyes) in his own state-of-the-art eye surgery center, the Mohawk Valley Eye Surgery Center, located next door to his medical office. This beautiful new facility offers a tranquil and comfortable setting, in a convenient location just outside of the Albany area, and is only steps from its private parking lot. The overall patient care and atmosphere lends itself to a better surgery experience, aiding in quicker healing and recovery time.

Dr. Kwiat obtained his medical degree with honors from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He continued on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. Request an appointment with Dr. Kwiat by calling our office:(518)842-3800 

Dr. James T. Murphy III, is a board-certified fellowship-trained refractive cataract and glaucoma specialist, with a particular interest in advanced technology lens implants, laser-assisted cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. Dr. Murphy received his undergraduate degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and residency training at The State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Murphy subsequently completed his fellowship training at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Murphy presents research and teaches new surgical techniques both in the U.S. and internationally.

Dr. Murphy specializes in:

  • Light Adjustable Lens
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Advanced technology lens implants
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma treatment

Dr. Heather Monge is a New York State licensed optometrist and a native to Amsterdam, NY. She earned her bachelor degree in Biology from SUNY College at Plattsburgh before completing her Doctor of Optometry degree at MCPHS University School of Optometry in Worcester, MA. Dr. Monge completed extensive training during her residency at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont where she specialized in the management and co-management of complex ocular diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Monge is currently a Fellow in the American Academy. She joined our practice in the summer of 2018.

After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Kelly Siahpoosha completed her clinical studies at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she earned her doctorate degree.  She completed rotations in pediatrics, ocular disease, and primary care with clinical honors.

Kelly is currently active in the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association.  She joined our practice in the summer of 2015.